RMC’s Blog

AHIMA/AHA COVID-19 FAQ Updated 3/1/2021

The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and the American Hospital Association (AHA) have been publishing COVID-19 ICD-10-CM/PCS information and guidance since March 20, 2020, last year. The most recent update occurred on March 1, 2021 and is...

JAMA: A COVID-19 Study on Respiratory and Psychological Sequalae

A January 27, 2021 research publication titled: Respiratory and Psychophysical Sequelae Among Patients With COVID-19 Four Months After Hospital Discharge, was released in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) with a focus on the post-acute phase of...

Medicare/Medicaid Underpayments a 75 Billion $ Reality per AHA Report

Across healthcare we focus on patient care and outcomes which is primary and foremost. In addition, we also focus on revenue and the revenue cycle. This will mean overpayments, which are compliance and financial risks and underpayments which are also both a compliance...

COVID-19 Vaccination and CPT Coding Resources

We are all hearing and seeing news and information daily about the efforts to vaccinate the United States population against COVID-19 and progress is being made. With this medical effort there is a wealth of published guidance and facts that have been developed by the...

JAMA Released Study on DRG Trends

In a recent Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) a study on the highest reimbursed DRG (Diagnostic Related Group) trends from 2012 to 2016 was released. Medicare DRGs or Medicare Severity DRG (MS-DRGs) payment system includes the capture ICD-10-CM codes...